While the problem of SUV rollover has been greatly improved via changes in vehicle design and technology, excessive cargo weight can still increase the likelihood that a rollover will occur. Knowing the limitations of a vehicle before handling heavy cargo on winding roads can save your life and the lives of others. Taller SUVs have Read on! →


As gas prices continue to soar across the nation, many drivers of premium cars may be considering switching to a cheaper grade of fuel to save money on the road. Experts say it is probably not a good idea. Fuel price exceeds $4 early Fuel prices rose to more than $4 a gallon in Washington, Read on! →


The Ford Explorer was the poster child of the SUV craze of the mid-1990s into the 2000s. However, Ford thinks that its image is a bit too family-friendly and has punched up the range with the Explorer Sport, a 350-horsepower turbo edition of the family hauler. The golden retriever of the car world In the Read on! →


Mercedes-Benz averaged 43 hours of production time per vehicle in 2008, and the German luxury automaker would like to cut that average significantly by 2015, reports Automotive News. By that year, Mercedes-Benz would like to have restructured its global production network so that 30 hours of production time per vehicle is the norm. Mercedes-Benz to Read on! →


The Subaru Legacy and by extension the Outback, the crossover wagon based on the Legacy, are due for a refresher. The 2013 Legacy and Outback  have been given a slightly bigger motor and some new gear. Settling nicely into middle age The current generation of the Subaru Legacy and Outback, according to USA Today, is Read on! →


A new study shows that more U.S. consumers, even in this post-recession slump, are putting their cars first when bill-paying time comes around — even over mortgages and credit card debt. American drivers seem to be saying, “we don’t mind tightening our belts if we need to, but darn it, we have places to go.” Read on! →


Wednesday was a day of revelation for Chevrolet, reports the Detroit Free Press. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, 2013 Chevrolet Spark and 2013 Sonic RS made debuts before the automotive press, and a new navigation app called GoGoLink – which will first appear on the 2013 Chevy Spark and Sonic RS later this year – was Read on! →


Toyota has made a move in the Canadian market that will create jobs, reports CBC News. Hundreds of jobs will be created as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. expands its Canadian presence. Increased Toyota RAV4 assembly at a plant in Woodstock, Ont., will require a significantly expanded workforce to meet production goals. Toyota to increase Read on! →


There is a growing campaign among car lovers to “Save The Manuals,” spearheaded by Eddie Alterman, the editor for Car and Driver magazine. The idea is to keep the manual transmission alive and there are some good reasons to do so. The eternal debate Some things are eternally up for debate among enthusiasts, such as Read on! →


Once-faltering Ford Motors picked itself up by its bootstraps and reinvented itself in 2006. The center of that push seems to be in developing and implemented new technologies to lower fuel consumption. Wednesday, the nation’s second largest automaker said it will now be devoting one of its largest laboratories to the effort. Ford rallies to Read on! →